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Star Wars: The Old Republic bringing HK-51 into the game as a companion

Ever since Star Wars: The Old Republic was announced, it was a sure thing that we'd see the Hunter Killer assassin droids in the game, and indeed Bioware has released a teaser trailer announcing the appearance of HK-51, a few models down the line from everyone's favorite meatbag-loathing machine,...

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Star Wars: The Old Republic's 1.3 update arrives today

Star Wars: The Old Republic's patch 1.3 has been in the news for a while, but the wait for it is finally over. After extended maintenance on the game from midnight to 4am PDT last night, the "Allies" update is up now. Those new features include the Group Finder tool, which is something that SW:TOR...

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Star Wars: The Old Republic getting free-to-play update to level 15, new content

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be free-to-play through level 15 with an update hitting in July, BioWare announced at EA's E3 press conference. The update also introduces a new world, Makeb, and additional companions....

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SWTOR is on sale, happy Star Wars Day

EA has put Star Wars: The Old Republic on sale for Star Wars Day, which is today, May the fourth (as in, "be with you" -- geddit?). Bioware's massively multiplayer Jedi simulator has been discounted from from $59.99 to $34.44 for the standard edition, or $44.44 for the digital deluxe edition, which...

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BioWare: SWTOR subscriber numbers have remained steady

BioWare claims subscriptions for the pricey Star Wars: The Old Republic haven't dropped, merely that concurrent users at peak times have declined. Speaking to PC Gamer, BioWare lead writer Daniel Erickson noted the change in player behavior and that server mergers are coming, but not a priority....

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EA not bowing to 'political harassment' over LGBT inclusion in games

EA's executives, board of directors and creative leads have been inundated with "several thousand" letters protesting the inclusion of same-sex relationships in BioWare titles, reports GamesIndustry International. In addition to threatening a boycott of EA titles, most of the letters received...

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Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.2 update big enough for making-of video

Turns out Star Wars: The Old Republic's 1.2 update wasn't just large enough for a trailer, but for an entire making-of video as well. Watch the BioWare team discuss the importance of family, leaving a legacy and adoption. Or something....

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is free to play this weekend

Your frugality has paid off: Star Wars: The Old Republic is free to play this weekend. Starting on Thursday at 12:01am CT, you'll be able to create a new character and play up to level 15, and have access to Origin World, Capital World, the Fleet, all Warzones, and your character's first...

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Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.2 update big enough for a trailer

Well, this seems like bad news for the Novare Coast real estate market....

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Amazon lightning deals include Army Corps of Hell, Old Republic savings

Amazon is once again filling its "Gold Box" with game-themed "Lightning Deals," two things that don't sound like they'd go together at all. In practice, however, it means you can get The Old Republic for $40 all day, and a series of other deals throughout the day, hints for which can be found after...

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